Job description

A state agency with several locations in NY and NJ is looking for a Product Designer for a 9 month contract.

Please note that this position is hybrid and requires onsite work.

Pay rate range: $52.00/hr - $61.50/hr

Requirements And Skills

  • Candidate must have 5+ years professional experience in front-end-web development, web-based design and publishing, in a design studio or agency environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Master of Sketch and the Creative Suite, or MFA in graphic design, and 3 years professional experience
  • Ability to explain and sell design decisions to clients and stakeholders
  • Experience building interactive and /or dynamic applications
  • A track record of consistently great work, and a portfolio to prove it
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and Sketch
  • Knowledge of HTML, mobile-first design/responsive web design. After Effects or motion design a plus.
  • Ability to create wireframes and sitemaps.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize your time based on team needs.
  • Expertise in mobile responsive design / building responsive email templates
  • Strong UX and design sensibilities, and a desire to sweat the small stuff;
  • Technical background with expertise in engineering principles and design patterns
  • Passionate about writing clean, modern, maintainable, & highly-performant code
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Have a positive, collaborative, and solution-oriented approach;
  • Experience with working in an Agile team
  • Ability to execute against the current corporate design standards
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, agile team-based environment
  • Collaboration and communication skills with the management, agile, creative, production and technical team members
  • Skills creating look and feel explorations sketches and mood boards, high and low fidelity mockups, and design work presentations


Preferred Skills

  • On set photoshoot experience, knowledge of photography, and retouching a plus.
  • Experience with Typescript is a plus
  • Experience working with JavaScript, HTML, & CSS is helpful but not required.
  • Experience in client services strongly preferred


Responsibilities

  • The Product Designer will be responsible for developing and executing creative /visual concepts for the agency’s online communications and mobile portals.
  • This position will also be responsible for managing and updating content in our mobile portals.
  • Under the direction of the Manager, Digital Customer Service/Web Service the selected candidate will:
  • Participate in strategy and brainstorm sessions to understand user behavior, needs, and pain points including clients, to provide creative input, help articulate their vision, and define goals.
  • Manage the schedule and update changes to “static” copy to ensure consistency with changes to the PA brand.
  • Contribute wireframes, user flows, interaction prototypes, and other design specification materials.
  • Work closely with developers to turn your designs into real products, prototype designs using wireframes & low-fidelity mockups.
  • You’ll wireframe and prototype designs that address the project goals while staying within the requirements
  • Design compelling web, app, and email experiences. You’ll partner with our department managers to select a direction from the prototypes you create and then you’ll turn it into a high-fidelity design that you can hand off to the developer.
  • Maintain brand consistency across all the agency’s portals (apps, websites, emails) and adhere to design guidelines.
  • Plan and conduct usability testing sessions to gather user feedback and validate design decisions.
  • Make necessary adjustments to improve usability.
  • Partner with a front-end developer to bring your designs to life.
  • You’ll work directly with a front-end developer to convert your designs into HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Ability to design attractive, useable web pages and application UX mockups in Illustrator, Sketch, or the program of your choice.
  • Experience wireframing & iterating on designs based on user feedback.
  • Design beautiful user interfaces, with a focus on native mobile
  • Promote best practices in UI, UX, and interaction design
  • Ensure brand consistency
  • Designing and executing new concepts for the agency’s online portals. These include but are not limited to our websites, mobile applications, and the content that resides within them.
  • The Product Designer will leverage best UI/UX design practices and accessibility standards while creating concepts, and will work with the development teams to ensure the concepts are implemented properly during development and take factor of technical requirements.
  • The Product Designer will also often interface directly with project stakeholders to gather requirements and input for designs.

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